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L'Aromate

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42 rue du Marechal Leclerc, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 51 31 45
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Delmar, New York
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here our second night in Saumur, and our dinner the previous night was just outstanding, so L'Aromate had a tough act to follow. The appetizers were very good and large, but the entrees were not as good. Three dinner companions had a mystery beef dish - they could not recognize the cut - and I had duck breast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This was the second restaurant we went to in Saumur that served us top-notch modern French cuisine in relaxed surroundings, with quite excellent Loire wine recommendations to accompany the meal. And just 20 metres from our first night's establishment. Lucky Saumur! Perhaps we ought to move here?

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Thank David E
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The décor is modern with local artist's work on display. Food was very good indeed although some courses looked more substantial than others. I can recommend the crab starter and the duck main course. some English is spoken and the service was friendly and attentive.

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Jersey
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234 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Another fantastic little restaurant that is well worth a visit and when you should book to ensure you get a table. Excellent choices available for the 2 or 3 course menus. The Duck with escalope of foie grae was stunning and something that I would happily have again. All the dishes we had were beautifully cooked and presented. Wines were... More 

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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a superb meal, we chose from the 36€ menu and all three course's were excellent, beautifully presented and served. Delicious duck served with foie gras , Risotto with a selection of fishes and gambas just to name two. I'm amazed this restaurant is not in the top two in Saumur we think it should be , and we... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is a small, intimate restaurant a 10 minute walk from the Loire. The staff are welcoming and helpful and the food is excellent and reasonably priced for such quality. My starter of fricassee of tuna with coriander gazpacho was both flavoursome and inventive, as was the tartare of salmon with passion fruit. We both enjoyed the magret de canard... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

An excellent restaurant, this was one of three we booked for dinner during our three nights in Saumur. Food was excellent and service was very good.

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New York City
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

We rarely go to a restaurant twice during a 3-day stay, but Restaurant L’Aromate was superb. We were told that the couple who owns it once had a one star Michelin restaurant in Vichy, but were not interested in the time and effort required to play the rating game, so they closed and reopened in Saumur where the chef was... More 

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Billinghay, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Visited here twice when we were staying in Saumur last September on both occasions we had lunch from the set menu which was very good value for money and the service was delightful, what was noticeable was that most of the other diners were French which speak volumes in itself. If you are Saumur do make the effort and talk... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

I visited this restaurant about three years ago and was very impressed back then. One of the signs of a good restaurant, in France, is its popularity by the locals at lunchtime, and the three times I have been here, it has been very busy with French businessmen/ businesswomen. They don't go over the top cramming as many as they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 rue du Marechal Leclerc, 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 51 31 45

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